Intelligent Design in Public School

Attorneys begin preparations to argue the validity of teaching Intelligent Design in the public school system and will present their arguments to the Michigan Supreme Court Friday afternoon

By Faith Gordon

According to Attorney Josh Price, the case entitled Burmingham Area School District vs. Christy Rehm; Deborah Fenimore; Joel Lieb; Steven Stough; et al asks the question of whether Intelligent Design should be taught in public schools and if it is constitutional. In an interview, Attorney Nathan Halder said, “There was a school district, Burmingham, and they said, ‘If you’re going to talk about [the Theory of] Evolution, you also have to teach from a pro-Intelligent Design curriculum talking about alternate theories other than evolution.’” Attorneys are beginning preparations to argue before the Supreme Court on Friday at the Michigan Hall of Justice in Lansing, Mich. Price said that apologetics and philosophy are two things they have been studying. Attorney Joshua Adair said that the encouragement they were given was, “It’s okay to freak out,” followed by lighthearted examples of past emotional breakdowns. According to Attorney Zuzu Lake, by the end of the week they will have prepared a ten-minute speech, and she is “going to die.”